Hurricane Lane began as a Category 5 with winds over 150 miles per hour and came in as a Tropical Storm with winds at about 40 miles per hour with much of the damage on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Even though Lane was downgraded, it still caused major damage with flooding, property damage, washed out roadways in Hawaii and the winds also stirred up brush fires in dryer areas of Oahu and Maui. Some good news is that the Wailuku River is taking the flood waters out to the Pacific Ocean.
While Hawaii was spared from the devastation of a category 4 or 5 hurricane, rain is expected to continue over the next several days as weakening Lane continues west.
Another Hurricane on the way?
According to the National Hurricane Center, the latest East Pacific Tropical Storm (Miriam) is currently about 1,600 miles east-southeast of Hilo and about 1,485 miles west-southwest of Baja Californ, Mexico (southern tip) and is expected to become a hurricane.
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After Lane exits, torrential downpours, renewed flooding a concern in Hawaii